21. ________ back in his chair, the man began to tell us his adventures in the forests.
22. ________ amazed us greatly was that Linda could speak five languages.
23. People expect Shanghai Disneyland Park to offer better service than ________ of Tokyo’s.
24. The Dragon Boat Festival ________ the beginning of the hottest season of the year.
25. I wonder ________ the equipment will be available in ten days.
26. The Winter Olympics ________ in 2022 will surely bring in many international tourists.
27. I ________ my cellphone last night. Now the battery is running out.
28. If ________ in the elevator, please press the emergency button immediately.
29. Sometimes we have to face embarrassing moments ________ we can only keep silent.
30. ---Let’s go to the cinema this Sunday morning.
---I’d love to, but I ________ as a volunteer in my community then.
31. Never in my life ________ such a beautiful sunrise!
32. Before you hand in your final report, ________ there are no spelling mistakes.
33. House prices are usually much higher ________ there are subway stations around.
34. Mrs. Green treats her students as if they ________ her children.
35. ________ online payment is safe, people will be more likely to link their bank cards to WeChat.
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The Botanical Garden started life as Skylands, a large area in the grand manner. It is famous for a 44-room Tudor Revival granite (公馆) designed by John Russell Pope. Skylands has 96 acres of formal and naturalized gardens and is surrounded by over 1,000 acres of meadows （草坪）and woodlands. Purchased by the State in 1996 and officially named as the New Jersey State Botanical Garden in 1984, the gardens contain approximately 5,000 species and varieties of trees and flowers.
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58. To renew the one-year membership for your parents, you need to pay .
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I have a younger brother. To me , he is a fourteen-year-old kid named Joe, with blond hair and blue eyes. To others, he is different. Where I see a kid who just needs a lot more attention, others see a mentally disabled boy, a kid who cannot walk or talk or think for himself. I see someone who just makes daily routine a bit less routine. Others see an annoyance, a bother.
This is not to say that I have never felt resentful(怨恨的) toward Joe. He is my brother, and with that comes responsibility. “Gina, could you stay in tonight and watch your brother?” “Gina, do me a favor and feed him dinner and change his diaper(尿布) later, please?”“Could you come home right after school today and get Joe off the bus?”
These are phrases that I have heard since I was twelve. And sure, they have made me resent my brother to a certain extent. I would think: that’s not fair! Everyone else can stay after and be a member of this club, or get extra help from that teacher. Or, all my friends are going out tonight, why can’t I? And, how come I have to feed him? He is not my son!
However, the small amount of resentment I feel toward my brother is erased a thousand times over by what I have learned from him. Besides making me responsible from a young age, and helping me be more accepting of all kinds of people, he has taught me to be thankful for what I have.
I know that there are moment in my life that I should cherish and that Joe will never experience. He will never laugh so hard that he cries. He will never feel the glory of a straight-A report card. He will never comfort a best friend crying on his shoulder. And he will never know how much his family love him.
Because he will never know, it is up to me to know, every second , how lucky I am. It is up to me to realize that life should be lived to its fullest, and that you should always, always be grateful that God, or whoever are the powers that be, gave you the ability to live your life the way you were meant to live it.
60. We know from the first paragraph that Gina's brother ＿＿＿＿＿.
61. If Mother asks Gina to look after her brother now, what will she probably answer?
62. The passage intends to tell us that we should ＿＿＿＿＿＿＿.
Even as Google plans to test its fleet（车队）of self-driving cars on public roads this summer, its business model remains a bit of a mystery. By 2025, as many as 250,000 self-driving vehicles could be sold each year globally, according to a study by an industry research firm.
"Vehicles that can take anyone from A to B at the push of a button could transform mobility for millions of people," said Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car project. For now, Google has no plans to sell any of its self-driving cars. They are strictly for research. But they will hit public roads this summer near Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Previous testing has taken place only on closed courses.
The cars are built to operate without a steering wheel, accelerator（油门）or brake pedal. "Our software and sensors do all the work," Urmson said. "The vehicles will be very basic—we want to learn from them and adapt them as quickly as possible—but they will take you where you want to go at the push of a button." The prototype（雏形）are the first of a 100-car fleet the tech giant is building.
In the long run, Urmson sees a future of safer roads—the majority of auto accidents are caused by human error—and fewer traffic jams. Robotic cars could also shuttle people who can't drive because of age or illness.
Google has said that self-driving cars could launch new business models in which people buy the use of vehicles they don't own. The company has already tested other types of self-driving cars on public streets, including modified Lexus sport-utility vehicles, under a special permit program by the California Department of Motor Vehicles that requires a human driver at the controls.
The state has issued six other companies permits to operate such cars, including Delphi, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Tesla, Bosch and Nissan. The vehicles that will be tested on open roads this summer will have removable steering wheels, accelerators and brake pedals to allow "safety drivers" to take control if needed.
Google says the cars are safe. The vehicles have sensors that "can detect objects out to a distance of more than two football fields in all directions, which is especially helpful on busy streets with lots of intersections," Urmson said. "We're looking forward to learning how the community understands and interacts with the vehicles, and to uncovering challenges that are unique to a fully self-driving vehicle," Urmson said.
63. The passage informs us that self-driving cars __________.
64. According to Chris Urmson, ______________.
65. The underlined word "intersections" in the last paragraph probably means ______________.
66. What is the best title for this passage?
It's rare that you see the words "shyness" and "leader" in the same sentence. After all, the common viewpoint is that those outgoing and sociable guys make great public speakers and excellent networkers and that those shy people are not. A survey conducted by USA Today referred to 65 percent of executives who believed shyness to be a barrier to leadership. Interestingly, the same article stresses that roughly 40 percent of leaders actually are quite shy—they're just better at adapting themselves to situational demands. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Charles Schwab are just a few "innies".
Unlike their outgoing counterparts who are more sensitive to rewards and risk-taking, shy people take a cautious approach to chance. Rather than the flashy chit-chat that defines social gathering, shy people listen attentively to what others say and absorb it before they speak. They're not thinking about what to say while the other person is still talking, but rather listening so they can learn what to say. Along the same lines, shy people share a common love of learning. They are intrinsically（内在地） motivated and therefore seek content regardless of achieving an outside standard.
Being shy can also bring other benefits. Remember being in school and hearing the same kids contribute, until shy little Johnny, who almost never said a word, cut in? Then what happened? Everyone turned around to look with great respect at little Johnny actually talking. This is how shy people made good use of their power of presence：they "own" the moment by speaking calmly and purposefully, which translate to a positive image.
Shyness is often related to modesty. Not to say that limelight-seekers aren't modest, but shy people tend to have an accurate sense of their abilities and achievements. As a result, they are able to acknowledge mistakes, imperfections, knowledge gaps and limitations.
Since shy people have a lower sensitivity to outside rewards than outgoing ones, they're more comfortable working with little information and sticking to their inner desires. Shy people are also more likely to insist on finding solutions that aren't primarily apparent. Don't believe me? Maybe you'll believe Albert Einstein, who once said, "It's not that I'm so smart, it's that I stay with problems longer." Obviously, finding certainty where uncertainty is typically popular is a huge plus for any successful person.
The myth that shy people are less effective leaders than their outgoing fellows is just a misunderstanding. Make wise use of your personality strengths to lead your business no matter what side of the range you fall on.
67. We can learn from Paragraph 2 that ___________.
68. The example of Johnny shows ____________.
69. We can learn from the underlined sentence in Paragraph 5 that ____________.
70. The author supports his ideas mainly by ____________.
Skin-to-skin Effort Aims to Cut Newborn Deaths
There are 16 million babies born in China each year, and approximately 150,000 of them die before they reach one month of age. 71 Zhang Shuyi, a researcher at the Capital Institute of Pediatrics in Beijing, said there was strong evidence for the First Embrace approach.
“When babies are cold, they are more likely to catch infections or have difficulty breathing,” she said,” 72 It provides direct protection against infection, promotes bonding between the parent and child and supports breast-feeding.” Health workers who shifted from the normal practice of separation to skin-to-skin contact have observed that babies are more pink, calm and comfortable.
The WHO has developed the First Embrace approach to help reduce newborn deaths across the Western Pacific region, including China. Bernhard Schwartlander , the WHO Representative in China, said, “As many as two-thirds of newborn deaths could be prevented using simple, low-cost methods, including the First Embrace.”
73 The WHO will be posting information about the campaign, and hosting online question-and-answer sessions with Chinese and international experts. The public can participate by following the WHO on Weibo and joining the conversation. Schwartlander said, “We are targeting new parents, pregnant women and couples thinking about having a baby. 74 ”
Just last month, a new research shows that child and mother health outcomes in Shanghai are equal to those in the USA and Canada. 75 Hopefully, the messages conveyed by the new campaign could help to bridge that gap.
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I used to be a happy child with a loving family and many friends. I had a 36 that cold brighten a could winter day and I had a special love for life.
At twelve, my life had a huge breakdown. It was then that I 37 OCD（强迫症）. I started to wash my hands ten times an hour, and I constantly 38 my kitchen oven to make sure that it was off. This way of life continued for four painful years, and by then, my OCD had led to depression（抑郁）. I was no longer the 39 little girl I had been.
In the tenth grade I finally 40 to my mother that I was suffering from depression along with my OCD. My mom took me to a doctor and I started taking 41 . Over a few months, the medicine did help the OCD, but I still was struggling with depression.
One autumn evening, I hit rock bottom. I thought suicide（自杀）was the only 42 to my depression problem, so I decided to write a suicide note. As I was 43 it, my eyes fell on a photo. It was a 44 of an adorable little girl, wearing her red soccer uniform and holding a bike helmet. She had a bright smile that showed she was full of life.
It took me a few minutes to 45 who the girl in the photo was. The photo had been taken when I was seven years old. I almost couldn’t believe that smiling child was me. I felt a chill go down my spine（脊柱）. It was like my younger self had sent me a 46 . Right then and there I knew I couldn’t kill myself. Once I had been a strong little girl, and I had to become 47 like that again.
I tore up my suicide note and 48 that I would not rely only on my medicine. I would have to fight the depression with my mind, too. I could make myself happy again.
It has been two years since I 49 myself. The real reason I am healed is that I took action and refused to let depression 50 my life. I learned a lifelong 51 : Never give up. Everyone has challenges in life, but everyone can 52 . I am living proof of that.
Now I am prepared for whatever 53 life may bring. I have a role model to 54 up to for strength, and who is guiding me 55 life. My hero is a seven-year-old girl, smiling back at me from a photo on my desk.